The Mysterious Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Interview with Victoria Brittain

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011

Do you like a mystery? Then I have one for you. It’s the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

This American educated, Pakistani neuroscientist, and her 3 young children disappeared in Pakistan in 2003. Did she go underground with al-Quaeda or was she kidnapped by the US and Pakistan? That question has never been answered.What we do know is that she reappeared in 2008. Picked up by authorities in Afghanistan, she was shot in the stomach and accused of attempting to kill US soldiers. In February she was sentenced to an astonishing 86 years in Federal prison despite the complete lack of forensic evidence to support the prosecutions case.

Tune in to learn more about the mysterious case of  Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a terrorist? Or a victim of the US War on Terror? My guest is Victoria Brittain, author and journalist who has covered this case extensively. Her February 14th article on Counterpunch reveals new evidence implicating U.S. and Pakistani Intelligence services. Victoria Brittains most recent book isEnemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back, co-written with former prisoner Moazzam Begg.

 

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